NCHMCT JEE is the entrance test to colleges offering hotel management courses, and are affiliated with the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology or NCHMCT. The course prepares students for the service industry of hotel management.

The service industry that deals with hotels, lodging, food, event planning, tours & travels, restaurants and bars are known as the hospitality industry. This is a broad category of the service industry. So of course you will get immense opportunities in Hotel Management as a career provided you have a marvellous skill set and magnificent managerial knowledge. Hotel management is a career in which you are free to take decisions, which pave your way to brilliant results. Now let us explore more about how to get into this field after completing higher secondary examinations.

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About the NCHMCT JEE

For admission into various courses of NCHMCT, an eligible candidate has to appear in National Council For Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination NCHM JEE.

National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body of the National Council For Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination (NCHM JEE)


National Council For Hotel Management And Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is the self-governing body for coordinated growth and development of hospitality education in the country. NCHMCT was established by Government of India in 1982, the admissions to which is done through the NCHMCT JEE.

The NCHMCT synchronizes the academics at various institutes that are mentioned below

  • 21 central govt. Sponsored institutes of  hotel management 
  • 25 state government-sponsored IHMs that offers diploma and certificate level programs
  • One PSU owned institute
  • 25 private institutions
  • 14 food craft institutes

These educational institutes impart 11 types of professional degrees to their candidates in the form of certificates, diploma, bachelors and masters degree. Click here to know the top colleges under NCHMCT.

About Courses

There are various academic programs delivered in the NCHMCT at the graduate level. Following are the various programs offered in the hospitality domain:

Generic Programmes: B.Sc. In Hospitality & Hotel Administration, B.Sc. In Hospitality & Hotel Administration – Generic, B.Sc. In Hospitality & Hotel Administration – Specialization
Diploma courses: Diploma in food production, Diploma in Food And Beverage Service, Diploma in bakery and confectionary, Diploma in front office operation, Diploma in housekeeping operation
Craftsmanship certificate course: Craftsmanship certificate course in food and patisserie, Craftsmanship certificate course in food and beverage service

Future Opportunities

Hospitality industry offers massive opportunities in the service sector. Off-campus and on-campus placements are also available for deserving candidates.  Following are a few opportunities and career streams for your reference:

Management trainee
Indian navy hospitality services
Resort management
Hospitality services in multinational companies

Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for applying for hotel management courses are:

For B.Sc. In Hospitality & Hotel Administration
QualificationPass or appearing in Senior Secondary Examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects
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For Diploma courses
QualificationPass or appearing in Senior Secondary Examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects

For more information you can visit the official website: http://nchm.nic.in/


Seats for 2020 are yet to be declared. However, you can check the availability of the seats after the NCHMCT JEE exam is cracked, with respect to the institute from the official website of NCHMCT as given here.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria of the NCHMCT program is based on the rank obtained by a student in the NCHMCT JEE.

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Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the NCHMCT JEE is as given below:

Mode of ExamComputer based test
Duration3 hours
Number of questions200
Marking SchemeNegative marking for incorrect answer
Application FeesGeneral/OBC : 900, EWS : 700, SC/ST : 450

The section-wise breakdown of the exam is as follows:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude3030
Reasoning and Logical Deduction3030
General Language and Current Affairs3030
English Language6060
Aptitude for Service Sector5050

Click here to know more about the NCHMCT JEE syllabus and pattern.


To prepare for NCHMT JEE, some very important topics need to covered for each section of the exam. Please find the list of topics below:

Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude section of the NCHMCT JEE:
  • Number system
  • H.C.F and L.C.M
  • Averages
  • Square roots cube roots
  • Problems of Trains
  • Logarithm
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Time and Distance
  • Problem on Ages
  • Arithmetic
  • Time and Work
  • Boats and Streams
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Work and Ages
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Area and perimeter of plane figures
  • Variation
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Volume and Surface area of solids
  • Simplification
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Discounts
  • Chain Rule
  • Races and Games
  • Mensuration- Areas and Volumes
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Partnerships
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage
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Reasoning and logical deduction section of the NCHMCT JEE:
  • Verbal Series and Nonverbal series
  • Code and Decoding
  • Routes and Networks
  • Complex Arrangements
  • Problems based on Symmetry
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Problems based on Visual-Ability
  • Direction and Distances
  • Classification
  • Ordering and Sequencing
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Symbols and Notations
  • Blood Relationships
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English language section of the NCHMCT JEE:
  • Tenses
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Comprehension
  • Articles
  • Word formation
  • Sentence correction
  • Synonyms
  • Error correction
  • Passage Completion
  • Antonyms
  • Theme Detection
  • Sentence completion
  • Conclusion
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Passage Correction
  • Unseen Passages
  • Idioms and Phrases
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Current Affairs and General Knowledge section of the NCHMCT JEE:
  • Sports
  • Scientific Research
  • Important days
  • History
  • Indian Constitution
  • General Politics
  • Culture
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Science- Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Knowledge of Current Events
  • India and Its Neighboring Countries
  • Economy
  • International Current Affairs
  • National Current Affairs
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Aptitude for Service Sector Section of the NCHMCT JEE

This section does not have a specified syllabus. It is based on the moral aptitudes and holistic development in the subject of hotel management.

Cut Off

The expected cut off of the NCHMCT JEE 2021 is given below:

CategoryExpected Cut-off (Out of 200)
Open (PWD)105- 112
SC (PWD)80-82

Important Dates

The tentative dates of the NCHMCT JEE 2021 are given below:

EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Starting of application form1st week of January 2021
Last date to submit applicationsLast week of February 2021
Availability of admit card1st week of April 2021
NCHMCT JEE 2021 examLast week of April 2021
Declaration of result2nd week of May 2021
Starting of counsellingLast week of May 2021

Admission Process

Admissions to the colleges under NCHMCT will be through the NCHMCT JEE examination. The candidates will be allotted All India Ranks based on their performance in the exam and each college or institution has their own cut off marks and ranks. The candidate will be admitted accordingly.

Exam Centres

Following are some major exam centers of the NCHMCT JEE

DelhiDelhi/New Delhi
HaryanaAmbala, Faridabad, Gurgaon
Uttar PradeshAgra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut,Noida

Hope this article helped you understand about the NCHMCT JEE and the NCHMCT hotel management program. Please visit link for detailed information about exam centers and institutions and how to fill application form : https://nchmjee.nta.nic.in/WebInfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=193&iii=Y

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is NCHMCT JEE tough?

The NCHMCT JEE is not very tough. But the difficulty level felt by candidates changes according to the amount of preparation each person has done. The sections concerning general awareness need a lot of preparation and the questions concerning numerical ability can be a little tricky. Keeping yourself updated about current affairs and constant practice of tough questions can help a lot while writing the exam. The section Aptitude for the Service sector is also a bit tricky since there is no specified syllabus. It checks the holistic attitudes concerning the hospitality sector. Hence, the candidates need to think a little bit while answering questions in this section. To get further information, check out the article NCHMCT JEE |How tough is it?

How can I prepare for NCHMCT JEE?

The primary methods of preparation for any exam is understanding the exam pattern and syllabus, making a time table, revision of tough topics and practicing taking tests. For more information, check out the article IHM Entrance Exam Preparation | Best Books and Prep Tips.

Which are the top NCHMCT colleges?

The Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) and State Institutes of Hotel Management (SIHMs) are ranked higher among all the hotel management colleges in India.

How do I fill the application form for NCHMCT JEE?

The NCHMCT JEE can be filled online on the official website of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology or on the National Testing Agency (NTA) website. To know about the different steps, go to the article NCHMCT JEE Application Form Filling Steps.

How tough was the 2020 NCHMCT JEE?

The NCHMCT JEE 2020 was generally on the easier side. The sections Numerical Ability and Aptitude and the Current Affairs and General Knowledge did posit several tricky questions, but most candidates evaluated the exam difficulty to be moderate. Explore the detailed preparation methods for the exam by clicking here.

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